Parsi Dar

We are in the last week of BM #83 , the last week to post for this year . Time sure flies , the year has passed away in a jiffy . Well from next month , I shall be going a little slow with my blogging , shall do two weeks every month . There’s such a big back log of the to do tasks that sometimes I feel guilty not paying attention to things . Initially I decided to take a break for three months but trust me this group will not let me do so.

Coming to today’s post it’s a Parsi Daal which was a part of the Parsi spread that I made during Protein Rich Mega Marathon. This is a typical Parsi dar , yes this is how the Parsi’s pronounce daal. Light on the tummy this is simple , low in spices , tempered with garlic and cumin.

The daal has no frills and gets done in about 15 minutes , a bowl of steamed rice with them make a simple comfort meal , which is equally delicious . A daal is a must in our everyday Indian meal , and trying out different daals gives a good variation and nutrition .

Here are some of the other daals that I have tried from different states of India .
Rajasthani Moong ki Daal
Mixed Khatti Daal
Lasuni Daal
Arhar ki Daal lasun ke chaunk wali

Parsi Dar

Parsi Daal

Ingredients

1 cup pigeon pea dal
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
21/2 cups water

Tempering

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp garlic , chopped
2-3 green chillies

Method

Wash and soak the daal for an hour .
Boil the daal with salt , turmeric and 21/2 cups water for 2 whistles and then simmer for 5 minutes. The daal should be cooked and soft.
Using a whisk blend the daal till smooth .
Add this point you could add water to adjust the consistency of the daal.
Heat oil , add cumin seeds , let crackle.
Add onion and cook for a minute.
Add garlic and cook till almost pink .
Add green chilly and toss till the colour changes .
By now the garlic too would turn golden .
Pour over the daal .
Cover and let the flavours infuse .
Enjoy with caramelised or steamed rice .

Print Recipe
Parsi Daal
This is a typical Parsi dar , yes this is how the Parsi's pronounce daal. Light on the tummy this is simple , low in spices , tempered with garlic and cumin.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Prep Time 05 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Dinner, Lunch
Prep Time 05 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak the daal for an hour .
  2. Boil the daal with salt , turmeric and 21/2 cups water for 2 whistles and then simmer for 5 minutes. The daal should be cooked and soft.
  3. Using a whisk blend the daal till smooth .
  4. Add this point you could add water to adjust the consistency of the daal.
  5. Heat oil , add cumin seeds , let crackle.
  6. Add onion and cook for a minute.
  7. Add garlic and cook till almost pink .
  8. Add green chilly and toss till the colour changes .
  9. By now the garlic too would turn golden .
  10. Pour over the daal .
  11. Cover and let the flavours infuse .
  12. Enjoy with caramelised or steamed rice .

6 thoughts on “Parsi Dar”

  1. Haha, that is for sure, how can Princy say away from blogging for 3 months! This dal is comfort food for sure, easy peasy to make and comforting as well.

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